The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Lead
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 117 115
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.085% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.092% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £313 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £383 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £538 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -22.77% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1677 2182 2279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.74% 92.73% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3044 4121 4069
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 296 377
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.88 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured QA Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in Berkshire

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Leader in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in Berkshire

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, QA Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Protractor
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Behat
2 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Bug Management
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (66.67%) Protractor
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Behat
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Bug Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA